Are you or a loved one living with ALS?
Medicinal cannabis can help ease some of the symptoms and even provide neuroprotection.
Have a look at the information below and please don't hesitate to reach out if you'd like to chat further.
The dozen or so studies done on ALS and cannabis as of 2022, have shown positive results. Endocannabinoid system modulation plays a role in symptoms of ALS. People living with ALS may find benefit from cannabis for: analgesia muscle relaxation bronchodilation saliva reduction appetite stimulation sleep induction
antioxidative and neuroprotective effects of cannabis may prolong neuronal cell survival
Check out this excerpt of Cathy Jordan, diagnosed with ALS in 1986, from a documentary called "Marijuana, Miracle Cure" - Warrior Cathy Jordan, Cannabis and ALS https://youtu.be/GhaAZQ2sygQ
And here are a few studies: Targeting the CB 2 receptor and other endocannabinoid elements to delay disease progression in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Key Findings: Preclinical data suggests cannabinoid-based medicines as disease modulators in ALS (especially via CB2). https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33486755/
Safety and efficacy of nabiximols [1:1 oral mucosa spray] on spasticity symptoms in patients with motor neuron disease (CANALS): a multicentre, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, phase 2 trial Key Findings: A cannabis chemotype II in the form of nabiximols had produced therapeutic effect on spasticity in patients with motor neuron disease. In addition, researchers point to an acceptable safety and tolerability profile. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30554828/
Survey Of Cannabis Use In Patients With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Key Findings: Cannabis may be moderately effective at reducing symptoms of appetite loss, depression, pain, spasticity, and drooling but not helpful with speech, swallowing, or sexual dysfunction. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15055508/